Lancer Evolution IV

1996

Lancer Evolution IV

The Lancer Evolution's base model the Lancer compact passenger car underwent a full model change in October 1995 and this led to the Lancer Evolution series moving into its second generation. The rally machine was based on the Lancer Evolution RS model with its functional equipment specification designed to meet the wishes of the WRC Works Team. The Lancer Evolution GSR, meanwhile, was built for sport driving enjoyment and was equipped to allow regular drivers to extract its superior driving dynamics with confidence. Launched in August 1996, the Lancer Evolution IV used Active Yaw Control (AYC) technology which controls the driving and braking forces between the left and right wheels by judging driving conditions precisely controlling the vehicle's yaw moment, enhancing cornering performance and braking stability. The 4G63 intercooled turbo engine was modified with a high-speed cam profile, forged pistons and a twin-scroll turbocharger to squeeze out another 10PS and deliver a maximum output of 280PS. Following the full model change of the Lancer base model, the Lancer Evolution IV used a new design multi-link suspension at the rear. The RS trim level was available with a choice of super close ratio transmission (with high or low gearing).

Overall length 4330 mm
Overall width 1690 mm
Overall height 1415 mm
Engines 2.0 L turbo